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Tangles by Sharleen Scott – Review by Michelle King

TanglesTangles by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

While this story is a work of fiction, it is a truly moving tale of a family’s struggles dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Tangles follows Lois’s life from childhood to the very end of her life. We get an honest look at her thoughts and feelings as she grows up, through her adulthood, through marriage and childbirth and everything in between. We see how this horrible disease affects her relationships with others and how difficult it is for them to deal with it all. Through it all, we find a love story. More than one if I’m being honest. This story is heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time.

Lois’s son Logan is tasked with caring for his ailing mother, and during his time with her discovers some family secrets that are extremely hard to accept. Throughout the story we follow his journey of devastation, anger, love, and ultimately forgiveness. Tangles is beautifully written and definitely grabs you by the heartstrings. I highly recommend you pick this one up and start reading now!

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Virtue & Vice (Spicetopia #2) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Michelle King

Virtue & Vice (Spicetopia Book 2)Virtue & Vice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An adult theme park on a secluded island in the Bahama’s? I’m so in! This is book 2 in the Spicetopia series and I highly recommend reading Sugar & Spice, Book 1 in the series first. At the end of book one, we meet Moon and Katja, the couple that has agreed to build the park with Cy and Jolie. Each with different skills and areas of expertise, the four of them have the foundation needed to get the park up and running. We really get to know them in this book and see the struggles they are going through that result in them wanting to find a new direction in life.

This book is a hot and steamy romance with well-developed character relationships that leaves you wanting more. I can’t wait to see how this all comes together in the next book in this series!

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Forbidden (Tales of Passion, Lust & Betrayal Vol. 1) by Autumn Sand – Review by Michelle King

ForbiddenForbidden by Autumn Sand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure what to expect by this book. The blurb and cover intrigued me and I just had to read it! I’m an Autumn Sand newbie and will definitely be reading more by this author! I have not read anything written in this style before. Your hostess Neria makes you feel like you are truly there, walking through the seven doors, each one more forbidden than the last, and watching the tales unfold before your eyes. This book contains well written, sexy scenes that do contain cheating, told in a unique and tantalizing way! Grab your copy of Forbidden, your favorite beverage, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

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Collision (Shattered Hearts Book 3) by Nicole Banks – Review by Michelle King

Collision (Shattered Hearts, #3)Collision by Nicole Banks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an unbelievable ending to this fantastic series! This is book 3 in the Shattered Hearts series and you must read them in order. Each book takes you on an incredible journey through the lives of these people. This final book tore me apart more times than I can count but I came out in the end all put back together again! This author truly knows how to pull every possible emotion out of her readers.

This is ultimately Kris and Chase’s story but all of your favorite characters from the first two books come out to play. I was so involved in the lives of these people. I felt like I was right there with them through everything they were going through. I laughed with them, cried with them, wanted to be there to protect them and help them work through their issues. While I can’t go into details without giving anything away, I will say that this book definitely keeps you turning the pages and won’t let you put it down until the very end. If you try to put it down, it will just drive you crazy because you absolutely have to find out what happens next! There were so many times I wanted to call the author and yell at her! (It’s probably a good thing I don’t have her number!) LOL! I couldn’t quite understand how she could possibly do this to me! But every time I was ready to start screaming and throwing things, she pulled me back from the edge. Just when you think you have it all figured out, it all changes. This story is full of drama and suspense, and plenty of romance and sexual tension that is off the charts hot!

I highly recommend this book and this series. Just be prepared for intense emotional overload! You will fall in love with 90% these characters and feel and see everything through their eyes. You will absolutely hate the other 10%! At least I did! There are still some lingering questions in my mind that I’m going to have to let go of. I would recommend you grab a bunch of friends and start a book club and read this series together so you can discuss it as you go along! Trust me you’ll want someone to rant to! 5 stars. Excellent work! I’m looking forward to more from this author!

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Into Pieces (Shattered Hearts Series Book 2) by Nicole Banks – Review by Michelle King

Into Pieces (Shattered Hearts #2)Into Pieces by Nicole Banks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m not sure exactly where to begin with this one. There is just so much to this story! I fell in love with these people in book 1 and that carried on into book 2, only much, much deeper! My emotions were all over the place. Love, hate, anger, frustration, betrayal, shock…I’m fairly certain that at several points while reading this book my heart ACTUALLY STOPPED! It felt like it was being ripped right out of my chest! This author gives you absolutely everything.

The chemistry between the characters is off the charts. Angel and Jasmine. Kate and Chase. You find yourself rooting for them, cheering them on, feeling their emotions as intimately as if they were your own. We finally find out the answers to many of the questions that were hanging from book one, but be prepared! You may not want to know them all! Some of these truths will hurt…and quite frankly make you want to punch the author in the face at times! LOL!

I don’t want to say too much about the story and give anything away. If you love well developed characters, romance, and suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat, then start reading! Just make sure you read book one, Shattered, first. Nicole Banks has quickly become a go to author for me and I will most definitely be reading anything she puts out! I can’t wait to start book 3 of this series and see where this journey is going to take me next!

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After Wrath (The Deadliest Sin Series Book 2) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Michelle King

After Wrath (The Deadliest Sin #2)After Wrath by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Let me start by explaining a little about Alek. He’s dark, dangerous, violent, bloody, destructive, and…I love it! The man has serious issues and takes way too much enjoyment out of what he does and it seriously turns me on! Crazy right??? Gwyn has the uncanny ability to make you completely fall in love with her characters, no matter how gritty, dirty, and bad they are! She has quickly become one of my absolute favorite authors. Even in a quick read such as this one, the story line is so detailed, raw, and emotional that you see and feel every word she writes.

This is book two in the Deadliest Sin series and they must be read in order. Book one left me in shock. Book two, After Wrath, picks up with Aleksander seeking revenge on those who he feels have wronged him. Seeking to unleash the wrath of the Dragon and no one will stand in the way of him reaching his goal. The ending was completely unexpected and left me full of anticipation with how this can all possibly play out! The only thing I know for certain is that it will most certainly not disappoint! This series is gritty, violent, powerfully emotional, thought provoking, and sexy! I can’t wait to delve into Book 3 and see what journey the author takes us on! As is everything else I have read by this author, this is a 5-star must read series!

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Wrath (The Deadliest Sin Series Book 1) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Michelle King

Wrath (The Deadliest Sin #1)Wrath by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! I knew going in that this story would be awesome. Every book I’ve read by Gwyn has been and this certainly did not disappoint! This book is a quick read that you won’t put down from page one to the end! It’s definitely NOT your typical happy ending love story but it WILL make you travel through the vast array of human emotions! It’s violent and bloody and a spectacular example of what we are capable of, and what we are willing to sacrifice, in an effort to keep our loved ones safe. I fell in love with these characters. Even after I finished the book, the feelings just simmered in my chest. That anyone could love another person this much… Go ahead and grab this one! You won’t be disappointed. You will possibly go into shock, but won’t be disappointed at all!

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Surviving Wrath (The Deadliest Sin Series Book 3) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Michelle King

Surviving Wrath (The Deadliest Sin Series Book 3)Surviving Wrath by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh Gwyn…This is one of my absolute favorite, must-read authors but man…she wrecks me emotionally and mentally every single time!

Surviving Wrath was an exceptionally well written conclusion to the Deadliest Sin series but I want more! I need more! I’m still trying to rationalize with myself that this is truly the end. And what an ending it was! I’m not sure if I’m happy, sad, angry, straight up pissed off, or all of the above. I don’t know exactly how I feel but that’s the thing with this author, she ALWAYS makes you feel!

This is book 3 of this series and they must be read in order. Trust me, once you start book 1, you won’t stop until the last words of book 3! Every minute spent reading will have you on the edge of your seat, heart racing, impatient to find out what is going to happen next. You can’t help but fall in love with all the characters, whether they are good or bad, they become a part of you. You find yourself wishing for certain outcomes for them that they may or may not get. You’ll be happy and heartbroken at the same time. I won’t go into any details about the storyline because I don’t want to give anything away, but you definitely need to read this series! Gwyn McNamee is a stellar writer and never, ever disappoints! More than 5 stars from me!!!!

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Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks – Review by Michelle King

Shattered (Shattered Hearts #1)Shattered by Nicole Banks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an excellent start to the Shattered Hearts Series! I actually read this book twice in the matter of a week. While this story revolves around Jasmine and Angel, it ultimately is the story of a group of friends that have known each other forever and there are so many things going on, I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything before I start book 2!

Angel swore he would always be there for Jasmine. Since childhood, he has been her protector. But once he joins the marines, he can no longer uphold his promise and tragedy strikes, not only in Jasmine’s life but also in his own. Years later he returns home to find everything has changed. Jasmine is no longer the happy, innocent young girl he left, but a full grown woman that he can’t seem to resist. But there is too much baggage between the two of them that keeps pulling them apart. They each have one single act, one single moment in their lives that has irrevocably changed them. That has made one stop trusting others and one stop trusting themselves. One moment, that when it returns to your thoughts, terrifies you enough that it takes you to the depths of hell and back over and over – in your daydreams and in your nightmares. Can they fight their way through it all and finally be together? Or is it all just too much?

This book takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. You can feel the pain and suffering. You can feel it in your heart when they smile. And this is not the end. There is so much more to explore. What about Kate and Chase? What is Tony’s deal? Who is Marcus? I can’t wait to find out all the answers in the next two books in this series! I am completely emotionally invested in the lives of all these characters. Nicole Banks has me hooked!

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Claimed (The Torzial Affair Book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Michelle King

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3)CLAIMED by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am so sad to see this trilogy come to an end! I absolutely fell in love with Jenny and Brian while reading this series. I was so immersed in their lives that I felt I had a personal stake in how their story played out! Despite her submissive needs and her trust issues, Jenny is such a strong and caring woman who would do anything to keep her friends safe. And Brian is fiercely loyal and determined to defy the odds and prove to Jenny that she is the only woman for him. And who doesn’t want a hot, sexy, billionaire with a mansion complete with an entire level of playrooms determined to earn your complete trust while satisfying your every sexual desire??? I know I do!

This is an action packed, suspenseful story that will keep you on the edge of your seat trying to guess how it will all play out…but inevitably you will be wrong! Lies, deceit, twists, turns, romance, and sexual intensity. This book has it all! While Claimed ties up Brian and Jenny’s story in a beautiful way, there are so many story lines left to explore. I am looking forward to future works from Via Mari. After reading this series I am most definitely hooked on this author!

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